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April 2020

$20

A Jubilant Song

Saturday, April 18, 2:30 PM PDT

Join the Festival Chamber Chorale in a concert featuring the music of some of America’s greatest composers. Included in the concert are the haunting melodies of Samuel Barber, the edgy harmonies of Norman Dello Joio, choral super-star Eric Whitacre, as well as glimpses into the Mendocino Music Festival’s final concert with foot-stomping selections by Aaron Copland. The featured work will be Randall Thompson’s great choral cycle Frostiana. Spend the afternoon basking in our rich American musical heritage.

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July 2019

$15 – $30

Emerging Artists Concert 2019

Friday, July 26, 4:00 PM PDT

The annual recital by the enormously talented young string players from the festival’s Emerging Artists Program is anticipated by all who love chamber music.

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$15 – $30

Brahms: Bearded 2019

Thursday, July 25, 2:30 PM PDT

Susan Waterfall and Eric Kritz will play the Clarinet Sonata No. 1 in F minor Op. 120; Christopher Nomura and Daniel Lockert will sing Vier Ernste Gesänge; and Jay Zhong, Tammie Dyer, Susan Freier, Stephen Harrison, and Danny Sheu will play the String Quintet No. 2 in G Major Op. 111, “Prater.”

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$15 – $30

Piano Series: Spencer Myer and Mario Diaz-Moresco 2019

Thursday, July 18, 2:30 PM PDT

Mario Diaz-Moresco, baritone; Spencer Myer, piano An afternoon of songs, old and new: Brahms, Schubert, and Barber will make up the first half; gems by Respighi, John Musto and Amy Beach will round out the program.

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$15 – $30

Piano Series: Robin Sutherland 2019

Wednesday, July 17, 2:30 PM PDT

By Tonality Joined Most known for his playing of Bach, Robin Sutherland will contrast some Bach works with pieces by other composers in the same key. This concert will pair Bach’s Prelude and Fugue in C-sharp Major (BWV 848) with “partners,” the menuet movement of Ravel’s Sonatine, among others. After intermission, he will take us on an excursion from Bach’s Partita No. 2 in C minor (BWV 826) to Haydn’s Sonata in C minor (Hob XVI/20).

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$15 – $30

Calder Quartet 2019

Tuesday, July 16, 2:30 PM PDT

Back for a seventh year of sensitive and eloquent playing, the Calder will perform Ravel’s String Quartet in F Major; Daniel Bjarnason’s Still Shot; and Beethoven’s String Quartet No. 13 in B-flat Major Op. 130 (with Finale).

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$15 – $30

Piano Series: Robert Schwartz 2019

Monday, July 15, 2:30 PM PDT

Robert Schwartz is an active performer and a teacher in the Bay Area. His wide-ranging program will include Haydn’s Sonata in E-flat Major; Chopin’s Impromptus in G-flat Major and A-flat Major; Chopin’s Barcarolle Op. 60; and Brahms’ 8 Klavierstücke Op. 76.

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July 2018

$15 – $30

Emerging Artists Concert 2018

Friday, July 20, 4:00 PM PDT

The annual recital by the enormously talented young string players from the festival’s Emerging Artists Program is anticipated by all who love chamber music.

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$15 – $30

Chopin 2: Susan Waterfall, Miles Graber, David Kadarauch

Monday, July 16, 2:30 PM PDT

Susan Waterfall will discuss and perform a selection of Chopin’s  Mazurkas,  the dance genre where he refined his mastery of the folk idiom and launched his most daring compositional experiments. Susan will also play Chopin’s Barcarolle, Opus 60, and touch on its special place both in Chopin’s output. and as a source for the future pianism of Faure and Debussy. David Kadarauch, cello, and Miles Graber, piano, will perform Chopin’s Cello Sonata Opus 65. Chopin’s final masterpiece was performed at…

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$15 – $30

Festival Chamber Players 2018

Saturday, July 14, 2:30 PM PDT

Bach’s Trio Sonata in E-flat Major; Shostakovich’s Piano Trio No. 2 in E minor; and Mozart’s Quintet in A Major for Clarinet and Strings. Tammie Dyer, violin; Susan Freier, violin; Jay Zhong, violin, Eric Kritz, clarinet; Tom Nugent, oboe; Stephen Harrison, cello; Carolyn Steinbuck, piano.

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$15 – $30

New Esterhazy Quartet 2018

Wednesday, July 11, 2:30 PM PDT

London, 1845: Gratitude to Josef Haydn will showcase this quartet’s core repertoire by playing four of Haydn’s string quartets: D minor, C Major, D Major, and B-flat Major. Founded in 2006, the quartet takes its name from the Hungarian estate where Joseph Haydn lived and worked for nearly three decades.

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$15 – $40

Calder Quartet 2018

Tuesday, July 10, 4:00 PM PDT

Welcomed for a sixth year of sensitive and eloquent playing, the Calder will perform the Beethoven String Quartet No. 10, Op. 74, The Harp; Webern’s Five Movements for String Quartet, Op. 5; and the Beethoven String Quartet No. 16, Op. 135.

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$15 – $40

Soloists Together: Geoff Nuttall, Livia Sohn, Stephen Prutsman 2018

Saturday, July 7, 2:00 PM PDT

Before their solo turns later in the week, this afternoon Geoff Nuttall, violin, and Livia Sohn, violin, join Stephen Prutsman, piano, to play Telemann’s Gulliver Suite, Cesar Franck’s Sonata in A Major, instrumental versions of familiar arias by Bizet, Verdi, and Gluck, and Hubay’s Carmen Fantasie.

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July 2017

$12 – $30

Emerging Artists Concert 2017

Friday, July 21, 4:00 PM PDT

The annual and much anticipated recital by the enormously talented young string players from the Festival’s Emerging Artists Program is one of the season’s highlights.

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$12 – $30

Schubert Chamber Music 2 2017

Tuesday, July 18, 2:30 PM PDT

The most domestic of all genres, the four-hand piano piece, attained its pinnacle with Schubert’s Fantasy in F minor, written in the last year of Schubert’s life.  It will be performed by Julian Waterfall Pollack and Susan Waterfall.  The String Quintet in C Major for quartet and an additional cello is a work of supreme inspiration and craft, an expression of Schubert’s love of life as he faced his early death. Festival Chamber Players: Jay Zhong, violin Tammie Dyer, violin…

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$12 – $30

Schubert Chamber Music 1 2017

Monday, July 17, 2:30 PM PDT

Susan Waterfall will play Moments Musicaux and discuss the significance of Schubert’s “character pieces,” which, like lieder, suited the Romantic goals of intimacy and fantasy. Schubert’s exceptional ability to portray women in lieder will be demonstrated by soprano Julie Kierstine and pianist Daniel Lockert. The Octet, modeled on Beethoven’s popular Septet, is unusually outgoing, but its gaiety is outlined with Schubertian shadows. The Octet will be performed by the Festival Chamber Players. Festival Chamber Players: Jay Zhong, violin Tammie Dyer,…

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$12 – $30

Understanding Schubert: Multimedia Lecture 2017

Sunday, July 16, 2:30 PM PDT

In Susan Waterfall’s multi-media exploration of Franz Schubert’s life, you will learn how the Vienna of Mozart and Beethoven changed with an increasingly large, restricted and regimented urban middle class. Schubert’s potent settings of Romantic lyric poetry thrived in bourgeois settings where there was a growing need for personal emotional outlet. The inwardness and subjectivity of Schubert’s music mirrored the search for meaning and belonging in an alienating world where nature was increasingly seen as the only solace. Tenor Brian…

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$12 – $30

Stenberg/Cahill/Winant Trio Celebrates Lou Harrison 2017

Tuesday, July 11, 2:30 PM PDT

In celebration of maverick composer Lou Harrison’s 2017 centennial, violinist Kate Stenberg, pianist Sarah Cahill, and percussionist William Winant will perform a concert of Harrison’s music spanning half a century – exuberant dance music from his early years, dissonant complexity from the 1940s, and substantial works from the 1980s. Their program will include Harrison’s Varied Trio, Grand Duo, A Summerfield Set, Largo Ostinato, Tandy’s Tango, Jig and Range-Song, Changing Moment, and Dance for Lisa Karon.

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$12 – $30

In Bocca al Lupo 2017

Monday, July 10, 2:30 PM PDT

A concert of medieval and Renaissance music. Featuring Shira Kammen, Allison Zelles Lloyd, Peter Hallifax and Julie Jeffrey. Shira has spent well over half her life exploring the worlds of early and traditional music. A member for many years of Ensembles Alcatraz and Project Ars Nova, she has also worked with Sequentia, Hesperion XX, Kitka and the Oregon Shakespeare Festival. Shira, playing vielle, medieval harp and violin, will be joined by Allison Zelles Lloyd, medieval harp, and Peter Hallifax and…

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$12 – $40

Calder Quartet 2017

Saturday, July 8, 2:00 PM PDT

Back for a fifth year of insightful and moving playing, the Calder will perform the Mendelssohn String Quartet No. 2 in A minor, Op.13; and the Beethoven String Quartet No. 15 in A minor, Op. 132.

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July 2016

$12 – $29

Emerging Artists Concert 2016

Friday, July 22, 4:00 PM PDT

This is the annual, much anticipated recital by the outrageously excellent young string players from the festival’s Emerging Artists Program.

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$12 – $29

Beethoven: The Heroic Period (1802-1812)

Tuesday, July 19, 2:30 PM PDT

Accepting his deafness and physical infirmities, Beethoven vows to “seize Fate by the throat” and pursue his artistic goals.

Join Susan Waterfall and an array of exceptional Festival musicians for five days of lectures and narrated concerts exploring the life and music of Beethoven, the most influential and consistently popular composer in Western music. For this concert Waterfall is joined by Keisuke Nakagoshi, Alex Boyer, Angela Moser, and Carolyn Steinbuck.

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$12 – $29

Young Beethoven (1792-1802)

Monday, July 18, 2:30 PM PDT

Arriving in Vienna from Bonn, the socially awkward Beethoven strives to attain the stature of Haydn and Mozart, mastering all genres before his hearing loss becomes pronounced.

Join Susan Waterfall and an array of exceptional Festival musicians for five days of lectures and narrated concerts exploring the life and music of Beethoven, the most influential and consistently popular composer in Western music. For this concert Waterfall is joined by Eric Kritz, Burke Schuchmann, David McCarroll, Miles Graber, and the Festival Chamber Players.

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$12 – $29

All About Beethoven 2016

Sunday, July 17, 2:30 PM PDT

A witty and penetrating multi media lecture by Susan Waterfall, providing an overview of Beethoven’s life, music, family, friends, patrons, fellow musicians, Napoleon, the Viennese cultural milieu, and the ongoing controversy about the immortal beloved.

Join Susan Waterfall and an array of exceptional Festival musicians for five days of lectures and narrated concerts exploring the life and music of Beethoven, the most influential and consistently popular composer in Western music.

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$12 – $39

Calder Quartet 2016

Tuesday, July 12, 4:00 PM PDT

Returning for a fourth year of insightful and moving playing, the internationally acclaimed Calder Quartet will perform the Debussy String Quartet; Anders Hillborg Kongsgaard Variations; and Beethoven Op. 59 No. 2. The Calder Quartet always plays impeccably, with passionate engagement. The Debussy quartet is a sparkling, effervescent work.  Beethoven’s eighth quartet, often called the Second Razumovsky Quartet, is a delightful romp, showing the dramatic but playful side of the great genius.

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$12 – $39

Bach Violin Sonatas, featuring Stephen Prutsman, Geoff Nuttall 2016

Saturday, July 9, 2:30 PM PDT

The rapturous music of J. S. Bach opens the 2016 Festival with all six of the rarely heard sonatas for violin and piano. Described as the “Jon Stewart of chamber music,” violin virtuoso Geoff Nuttall redefines what a chamber concert can be, with his creative daring and flair for entertaining. Nuttall is known for his ability to juxtapose the ridiculous with the sublime and is first violinist of the St. Lawrence String Quartet. In partnership with audience favorite, world-renowned pianist…

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July 2015

$12 – $29

Piano Trios: Miles Graber 2015

Saturday, July 25, 3:00 PM PDT

Audience favorite pianist Miles Graber will bring two of his friends, violinist Jeremy Preston and cellist Robert Howard, to join him for a sublime concert of delicious chamber music. The Beethoven Archduke Trio is warm and wonderful; the Shostakovich trio is both ethereal and boisterous fun.

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$12 – $29

Emerging Artists Concert 2015

Friday, July 24, 4:00 PM PDT

This is a recital by the outrageously excellent young players from the Festival’s Emerging Artists program. This program is limited to serious musicians between the ages of 18 and 26. It includes coaching in an intensive 2½ weeks of chamber music as well as participation in the Festival Orchestra in the company of professional musicians from the Bay Area, local artists, and soloists of national and international renown.

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$12 – $29

Mozart at Court and Outdoors 2015

Tuesday, July 21, 3:00 PM PDT

Featuring the Festival Chamber Players Many of Mozart’s chamber works were composed for aristocratic salons or outdoor entertainment. The Festival Chamber Players will perform two of Mozart’s most serious and introspective masterpieces for these settings. Wind octets usually were light outdoor music for royal parties, but in K. 388 Mozart used the instrumental combination to explore the pathos and drama of the key of C minor.  The G minor Viola Quintet (K. 516) was written at the time of Mozart’s…

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$12 – $29

Mozart at Home 2015

Monday, July 20, 3:00 PM PDT

Some of Mozart’s most charming and self-revelatory works were written for intimate gatherings with friends and family. Learn about the four fascinating musical families who inspired him: the Mozarts, the Cannabiches, the Webers, and the Jacquins. This concert features the poetic and luminous “Kegelstatt” Trio (K. 498), written for clarinet, viola, and piano, while Mozart was lawn bowling. It includes piano sonatas K. 309 in C Major and K. 310 in A minor; the Sonata for Piano Four Hands K.…

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$12 – $29

Mozart with Punch and Dreck 2015

Sunday, July 19, 3:00 PM PDT

Two multi-media lectures, a Punch tasting, and music, both ribald and ravishing.

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$12 – $39

Calder Quartet 2015

Monday, July 13, 3:00 PM PDT

The Calder Quartet, called “outstanding” and “superb” by the New York Times, performs a broad range of repertoire at an exceptional level, always striving to channel and fulfill the composer’s vision. Already the choice of many leading composers to perform their works – including Christopher Rouse, Terry Riley and Thomas Adès – the group’s distinctive approach is exemplified by a musical curiosity brought to everything they perform, whether it’s Beethoven, Mozart, Haydn, or sold-out rock shows with bands like The…

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July 2014

$27

Emerging Artists Concert 2014

Friday, July 25, 4:00 PM PDT

This is a recital by the outrageously excellent young string players from the Emerging Artists program. The Emerging Artists have won scholarships to receive intensive training at the Festival, and an opportunity to perform with established professionals in orchestral and chamber concerts. Don’t miss this recital. These are tomorrow’s renowned musicians at the outset of their careers. The Emerging Artists Program began in 1991, the Mendocino Music Festival’s fifth season, when the Young Musicians Scholarship Program was inaugurated to nurture…

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$27

Festival Chamber Players 2014

Thursday, July 24, 8:00 PM PDT

The concert will consist of the Mozart Quintet in E flat Major for Piano and Winds K.452, and the Schumann Quintet in E flat Major for Piano and Strings, played by the world-class Festival Orchestra’s principal players, joined by pianists Miles Graber and Carolyn Steinbuck. Mozart wrote his only piano quintet at the height of his powers, when he was 28 years old.  He had never before attempted a piece for such a combination of instruments: bassoon, clarinet, horn and…

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$12 – $37

Calder Quartet 2014

Monday, July 21, 3:00 PM PDT

Benjamin Jacobson, violin Andrew Bulbrook, violin Jonathan Moerschel, viola Eric Byers, cello.  Called “outstanding” and “superb” by the New York Times, the Calder Quartet defies boundaries through performing a broad range of repertoire at an exceptional level, always striving to channel the true intention of the work’s creator.  The quartet will play Thomas Adès Arcadiana, Leoš Janáček String Quartet No. 2 “Intimate Letters”, and Franz Schubert String Quartet No.14 in D minor, D. 810 “Death and the Maiden.” “Whether you’re…

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$12 – $37

Bachfest: Musical Offering, and Prutsman Plays Bach 2014

Wednesday, July 16, 8:00 PM PDT

Susan Waterfall will describe the history and significance of Bach’s Musical Offering.  Fascinating canons and the Trio Sonata from that work will be performed by Waterfall, with Jeremy Cohen, violin; Mindy Rosenfeld, flute; Burke Schuchmann, cello. On the second half of the program, the brilliant Bach interpreter Stephen Prutsman will play and conduct the Festival Chamber Players in Bach’s Clavier Concerto in D minor.

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$27

Bachfest: The Unaccompanied Suites 2014

Tuesday, July 15, 3:00 PM PDT

Bach’s keyboard works are often played, but there are not so many opportunities to hear the wonderful suites for other instruments, and even more rare, to hear them in the lovely setting and gorgeous acoustics of the sanctuary of the Mendocino Presbyterian Church. Jeremy Cohen will perform the much-beloved Partita for Violin in D minor, including the famous Chaconne. Mindy Rosenfeld will play selections from the Partita for Flute in A minor and Burke Schuchmann will present the Suite for…

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$27

Bachfest: Bach and Beer 2014

Sunday, July 13, 3:00 PM PDT

J. S. Bach enjoyed life enormously, and this certainly included beer drinking. He was often paid in beer. Find out more interesting and seldom considered facts in a multi-media lecture with historian Bob Winn, noted beer authority Jay R. Brooks, and scholar/pianist Susan Waterfall, covering life in early 18th century Germany, an overview of Bach’s life, and beer making in Bach’s time. Beer tasting and Quodlibets! Anchor Brewing’s Bock Beer comes closest to resembling the beer of Bach’s time. It’s brewed…

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May 2014

$20

Bachfest: Berkeley Preview

Wednesday, May 28, 8:00 PM PDT

An elegant preview of the Mendocino Music Festival’s July Bachfest will be presented at the historic Berkeley City Club, an architectural masterpiece by Julia Morgan. Susan Waterfall, Jeremy Cohen, Mindy Rosenfeld, and Burke Schuchmann will perform highlights including the Musical Offering, D Minor Violin Chaconne, the Italian Concerto, and selections from suites and sonatas.  No host bar.

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July 2013

$20

Emerging Artists Concert 2013

Friday, July 26, 4:00 PM PDT

Friday, July 26, 4:00pm
Preston Hall

Recital by participants in the Emerging Artists Scholarship Program.

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Calder Quartet with Gloria Cheng 2013

Tuesday, July 23, 8:00 PM PDT

Called “outstanding” and “superb” by the New York Times, the Calder Quartet defies boundaries through performing a broad range of repertoire at an exceptional level, always striving to channel the true intention of the work’s creator. Grammy-winning pianist Gloria Cheng has won widespread acclaim as a discerning artist whose recitals and recordings explore and reveal significant interconnections between composers. String Quartet No. 1 in A minor Béla Bartók (1881-1945) Lento Allegretto Allegro vivace Quintet for Piano and Strings Alfred Schnittke…

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Village Chamber Concert 2013

Tuesday, July 16, 3:00 PM PDT

Carolyn Steinbuck, piano Mindy Rosenfeld, flute Marcia Sloane, cello Bach: Orchestral Suite #2 in B minor Hindemith: Sonata for flute and piano Harrison: Suite for cello and piano Haydn: Trio in G Major, Hoboken XV:15 for piano, flute and cello Kodaly: Epigram #7 Hans-Andre Stamm: Suite for flute, cello and piano

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Festival Chamber Players 2013

Monday, July 15, 8:00 PM PDT
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